A whole lot o’ Mastodon and Dillinger Escape Plan

Next week marks the start of Mastodon's month-long fall tour through the US and Canada, with support from The Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang. They kick it all off at The Wiltern in LA on November 1st. Don’t miss out!

In the mean time, The Dillinger Escape Plan are headlining some shows of their own before joining up with Mastodon next week. All y’all in Arkansas, Texas, and Arizona may just want to check that out.

The Dillinger Escape Plan (headlining dates):
10/25 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
10/26 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
10/27 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
10/29 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
10/30 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

Mastodon/The Dillinger Escape Plan:
11/1 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/2 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/3 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theater
11/5 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/6 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SOHO
11/7 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/9 - Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theatre
11/11 - Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
11/12 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Ballroom
11/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
11/14 - Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont
11/16 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/17 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
11/18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre (**Dillinger Escape Plan headlining)
11/19 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
11/21 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
11/23 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/25 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
11/26 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/27 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/28 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
11/29 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
12/1 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
12/2 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle 

No Room for Rock Stars Clip #1: Dillinger Escape Plan

No Room for Rock Stars: The Vans Warped Tour documentary is slated to come out in 2012.  We know … that’s still a long ways off, but we’ve got a whole collection of clips to share with you guys to make the time pass a bit more quickly.  Check in with Dillinger Escape Plan in this first clip as they hit up Vegas for some antics that include some dude dancin’ it up in a pink wig. Yes, this Warped Tour documentary just gets more awesome as it goes. Keep an eye on vans.com/warped for more exclusive outtakes and to learn more about the film. 

Deftones + Dillinger Escape Plan Tour



Deftones and Dillinger Escape Plan are going on tour. Excited? We all are. Check out the spring dates below (and here’s to hoping more get added!):

4/14 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
4/16 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
4/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/22 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
4/25 Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s
4/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
4/28 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/29 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
4/30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
5/1 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore Theatre
5/4 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
5/5 Hampton, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino
5/6 Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
5/7 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
5/9 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
5/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
5/11 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
5/13 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
5/14 New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater

Interview: Dilinger Escape Plan

Liam from Dillinger Escape Plan was cool enough to sit down and answer some questions from the Warped Tour Pit Reporter…who also happens to be me! He tells us who he’s liked working with, what it’s like getting this far on the band’s 10th year, new releases he likes and more- not to mention a prank the band pulled on The Bronx a few years ago on Warped.

If you haven’t already picked up the band’s latest album Option Paralysis, be sure to give it a good listen.

Night 2 at SXSW: The VANS Showcase

Yesterday was our Official SxSW Vans Showcase. Let me tell you, it was mental. We had our party at Emo’s in the middle of all the St. Patty’s Day chaos and hit capacity really quick. I couldn’t believe the line to get in…well considering the line up, maybe I could!

First up we had Goons of Doom. This set was so fun and I appreciate the gnarly sweaters. In the middle of the show, one of the guys jumped into the crowd fake-swimming while another fake-swam around him like a shark to the Jaws theme. My favorite part was this little kid trying to attack him with a toy dinosaur while he was on the floor- haha. Give these guys a listen because any band playing a tambourine in 2010 is worth it.


Following we had Year Long Disaster. I hadn’t heard much from these guys until the show and I totally dug them. Simple 3 piece and super throw back. I got a chance to talk to Rich, the bassist, before the set who talked about AC/DC and Motorhead being his favorite bands. You can tell these guys are so into it.


Now up until last night, I had only heard about Mariachi El Bronx. I think I was most excited to see this all night. It’s The Bronx, right? But it’s totally just mariachi style. Outfits and everything. It is the absolute best. And Matt, frontman for the group, looked SO stoked the whole time they played! The crowd was dancing around and just gave an awesome response. We talked about them playing my wedding. Let’s hope they are available…haha


Dillinger Escape Plan were next. Um. I can’t even describe this insanity in this show. I first watched DEP in college a few years ago and this is just like…on a whole other level. All I can say is they are totally going to be the band to look for on Warped this summer. I met up with the guys later and they are totally ready to melt your face on the tour.


Some how, and I think only by sheer wizardry, the entire crowd changed for NAS and Damian Marley. I’m pretty sure this is what made our showcase the talk of the night. So much, in fact, that Matthew freaking McConaughey stood next to Kurt and watched. Anyway, the set was one of those you know you are lucky to be watching. I mean…it’s Damian Marley and NAS for crying out loud.


We closed up our showcase with headliners She Wants Revenge. Just awesome, down to earth guys and such a solid show. I love those bands that you just can’t fit into a genre, ya know? It means they are doing something different. If you haven’t checked out their latest EP, do it.


The showcase, to sum it up, was effin’ sweet. And that’s all there is to it. I know how hard everyone at Vans works to get stuff like this together, and being able to enjoy something that my friends and co-workers accomplished makes me not only proud, but thankful to be a part of it. ::queue heart-warming music::. A fantastic time was had by all…and we are still have days left to go!



DEP Single and Tour

For all of our avid readers, I’m sure you recall the posts about Dillinger Escape Plan writing and their fun video updates from the studio. Well, now we can go ahead and hear what all of their hard work has brought us!

DEP’s new album
Option Paralysis isn’t due until March 23, but we can grab the album’s first single “Farewell, Mona Lisa” on iTunes or Amazon.com. It was released earlier this week and is already making some headway on the digital charts.

Since I know you just downloaded the single and are amped for the album, you can pre-order it in iTunes, too!

As with any new release, the guys also have a very, very busy schedule ahead of them with touring. They are kicking off in the beginning of February and will carry all the way through August- so that means you have a few times to catch them this year. There’s also a US headlining tour in the works for March and April, so we’ll get the details to you as soon as we know them!


Feb 1 2010 8:00P CHELSEA VIENNA
Feb 2 2010
Feb 4 2010
8:00P 59 TO 1 MÜNCHEN
Feb 5 2010
Feb 6 2010 8:00P AB BRUSSELS
Feb 8 2010 8:00P MAGNET BERLIN
Feb 12 2010

April 17th, Indio, CA. Details here.


Jun 24 2010 11:00A Cricket Amphitheatre Chula Vista, California
Jun 25 2010
11:00A Home Depot Center Carson, California
Jun 26 2010
8:00P Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California
Jun 27 2010
11:00A Seaside Park Ventura, California
Jun 29 2010
11:00A Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Phoenix, Arizona
Jun 30 2010
11:00A N.M.S.U. Practice Field Las Cruces, New Mexico
Jul 1 2010
11:00A AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
Jul 2 2010
11:00A Show Grounds At Sam Houston Race park Houston, Texas
Jul 3 2010
11:00A Superpages.com Center Dallas, Texas
Jul 5 2010
11:00A Verizon Wireless amphitheatre St. Louis, Missouri
Jul 6 2010
8:00P Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Indianapolis, Indiana
Jul 7 2010
11:00A Post Gazette Pavilion Burgettstown, Pennsylvania
Jul 8 2010
11:00A Time Warner Cable Amp Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 9 2010
11:00A Arrow Hall Toronto, Ontario
Jul 10 2010
11:00A Parc Jean Drapeau Montreal, Quebec
Jul 11 2010
11:00A Meadows Music Theatre Hartford, Connecticut
Jul 13 2010
11:00A Comcast Center Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 14 2010
11:00A Darien Lake P.A.C. Buffalo, New York
Jul 15 2010
11:00A Toyota Pavilion Scranton, Pennsylvania
Jul 16 2010
11:00A Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, New Jersey
Jul 17 2010
11:00A Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY, Ohio
Jul 18 2010
11:00A Monmouth Park Racetrack Oceanport, New Jersey
Jul 20 2010 11:00A Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland
Jul 21 2010
11:00A Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul 22 2010
11:00A Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 23 2010
11:00A Vinoy Park St.Petersburg, Florida
Jul 24 2010
11:00A Cruzan Amphitheatre Miami, Florida
Jul 25 2010 11:00A Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Florida
Jul 26 2010
11:00A Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 28 2010 11:00A Riverbend Amphitheatre Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 29 2010 11:00A Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 30 2010
11:00A Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan
Jul 31 2010
11:00A First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, Illinois
Aug 1 2010
11:00A Canterbury Park Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 2 2010 11:00A Capitol Federal Park At Sandstone Kansas City, Kansas
Aug 5 2010 11:00A Race City Speedway Calgary, Alberta
Aug 7 2010
11:00A Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 8 2010 11:00A Invesco Field Denver, Colorado
Aug 11 2010
11:00A Pomona Fairplex Pomona
Aug 12 2010 11:00A Sleep Train Amphitheater Sacramento, California
Aug 13 2010
11:00A Idaho Center Amphitheatre Boise, Idaho
Aug 14 2010
11:00A The Gorge Seattle, Washington
Aug 15 2010 11:00A Washington County Fairgrounds Portland, Oregon